His epitaph, and that of American foreign policy, is perhaps one he penned himself in 2001: What is wrong with nation building? Somewhere along the road from Vietnam to Somalia, this once important part of US national security policy became a dirty word. Why is it that the US, which did such a brilliant job in nation building in postwar Germany and Japan, has not been able to manage it since, from Vietnam to Afghanistan?
Tough traditional ideas were used on Germany and Japan - and after that time idiot liberal ideas of politically correct 'nation building' were used... always a disaster.
posted on 05/12/2019 11:54:22 AM PDT
("Elites reflexively exempt themselves from the ravages of their own policies." - nathanbedford)
This idiot can’t figure out why Vietnam and Afghanistan might be different from Germany and Japan? Geeze...
posted on 05/12/2019 12:32:34 PM PDT
(Truth is stranger than fiction)
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